Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Sara Parkin, Forum for the Future UK

Sara Parkin, Forum for the Future UK, Visiting

In partnership with Morphum Environmental, The Sustainability Society is bringing Sara Parkin OBE Founder of Forum for the Future UK to New Zealand for a series of talks on Leadership for Sustainability.

These talks are targeted at managers within local government, engineering, planning, architecture, product development and science innovation who are leading their companies into a resilient and sustainable future.


Wednesday 28 November - 5.30pm Cocktails with keynote lecture at 7pm. Part of the Auckland Conversations series with Auckland Council at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Engineering.
RSVP to vicky@thesustainabilitysociety.org.nz

Thursday 29 November - A full-day (Auckland) workshop where Sara will run a deeper discussion on Sustainability: Future proofing in uncertain times
A fast-track, participatory workshop that picks up on two of the key ‘navigational’ tools used by Forum for the Future: the Five Capitals Framework and Future scenarios and featuring a workshop session on the latter.
10am - 4pm: Fees apply.
Register your interest now with vicky@thesustainabilitysociety.org.nz

Friday 30 November - CHRISTCHURCH - Evening lecture 7.30pm at CWEA (Canterbury Workers' Educational Association) Hall, 59 Gloucester St . Supper to follow.
RSVP to vicky@thesustainabilitysociety.org.nz

ENDS


Sara Parkin (OBE) who is a Director of Forum for the Future and has been an active member of the Natural Environment Research Council. Sara is the author of The The Positive Deviant: Leadership for sustainability in a perverse world

Sara Parkin speaks to a number of Auckland Plan strategies across the sustainability spectrum. Forum for the future has established itself as a thought leader; changing the way leading companies and sectors operate. They have assisted governments, cities and public service providers to understand how to develop sustainable public services which offer a better quality of life to the people they service.


Sara Parkin OBE is a Founder Director of Forum for the Future (1995-). She is also a Trustee of the St Andrews Prize (1998-), sits on the board of the European Training Foundation (2009-) and and advises on science in society for the Living With Environmental Change research programme (2009-).

Recently she has completed terms on the boards of the Natural Environment Research Council (2003-2009) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (2003-2009). She sits on the Advisory Committee of the Finance South East Community Generation Fund (2011-).

After starting her working life as a nurse, in various roles she has campaigned for the environment and sustainable development for over 40 years, including playing leading roles in the UK Green Party and international green politics during the 1970s and 1980s. She has served terms on the boards of New Economics Foundation (1994-1995),Groundwork (1997-1999) and Friends of the Earth (1996-2002) and written several books, the latest being The Positive Deviant: Leadership for sustainability in a perverse world published by Earthscan in July 2010.

Sara is an honorary companion of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Institute of Energy, and became a Founding Fellow of the Engineering Council in 2009. In 2001 she was awarded an OBE for services to education and sustainability.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader

Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.

“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.

“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus

If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point… More>>

ALSO:

More Rent Assistance, Less State-Owned Housing: John Key Speech - Next Steps In Social Housing

"We are going to ensure that more people get into social housing over the next three years, whether that is run by Housing New Zealand or a community provider. The social housing budget provides for around 62,000 income-related rent subsidies a year. We are committed to increasing that to around 65,000 subsidies by 2017/18, which will cost an extra $40 million a year." More>>

ALSO:

The Future Of Work: Andrew Little - State Of The Nation 2015

In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas. A lot of these workers were people I’d known for years and they were facing not just losing their jobs but not being able to find the kind of work they do without going overseas. A lot of people were facing personal and financial upheaval.... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Sabin Case, The Pressures On Greece And (Songs About) Coyotes

Mike Sabin is a National MP, and the current chairman of Parliament’s law and order committee. Yet reportedly, he is being investigated by the Police over an assault complaint... However, the PM will not comment on any aspect of the story. More>>

ALSO:

Houses, ISIS, King (& Catton): PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • Social housing, the Auckland housing market • The prospect of joining international forces to combat ISIS • David Bain’s compensation • The lowering of the flag for the King of Saudi Arabia's death ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Tomorrow’s Speeches By John Key And Andrew Little

The Key government has already kicked off the political year on a stridently ideological note, with Environment Minister Nick Smith choosing to lay all manner of sins at the door of the RMA. Tomorrow, the government will wheeling out its best salesman – Prime Minister John Key – to sell its plans for state housing… . More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news